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Lexus SC 430, Coupe, Convertible
#5 of 54 Certified Preowned vs non certified
Aug 25, 2006 (6:52 pm)
I am looking at getting an 03 SC430. I can get a CP from a Lexus dealer for $45K with 17K miles or an 03 for $35K with 55K miles from a non Lexus dealer. This car is scheduled to be inspected by a Lexus dealer. The car looks excellent. Any thoughts on which is the better buy?
#6 of 54 Buy now or next spring
Aug 27, 2006 (4:42 am)
Do you feel there is a major benefit here in New England in waiting to buy a used 2003 SC430 early next year rather than now due to the additional depreciation?
#8 of 54 Purchase and Lease prices for a 2007??
Dec 31, 2006 (1:53 pm)
The first quote we received for an 2007 SC 430 was $61,800, approx $5,000 off sticker price. The lease quote was for $1,022, 15k miles and residual of $36,964. A second dealer told us before we even ask for a price that they were starting $4,000 below sticker.This is lower than what Edmunds and Kellys are quoting as true market value for the car. Any thoughts on why they seem so interested in dealing on this model?
#9 of 54 Re: Purchase and Lease prices for a 2007?? [howard17]
Jan 02, 2007 (2:40 pm)
My experience is that it is almost always possible to buy any new car at a price below kbb and edmunds numbers.
#10 of 54 Re: Purchase and Lease prices for a 2007?? [rcf8000]
Jan 10, 2007 (2:02 pm)
I see where SC430 sales in December down 39% from a year ago. (Well, this is better than SL sales, which are down 50% from a year ago.) I think this explains why dealers are anxious to deal on them. They probably have a factory incentive on them.
#11 of 54 Re: Purchase and Lease prices for a 2007?? [howard17]
Jan 28, 2007 (7:55 am)
Where is this? I'm having trouble finding one. Does anybody know if they will discount if you order?
#12 of 54 CERTIFIED WARRANTY
Mar 15, 2007 (6:04 pm)
I was interested in 2005 430. The car had low milage. The dealer wanted $48,900 for the vehicle. I asked the dealer to drop the certified warranty price. We can start talking at $46,000. The dealer stated you must buy the car with the certified warranty. I asked why? The vehicle still has over 2 years of the factory warranty and vehicle only has 7,000 miles. I stated nobody can force a customer to buy a warranty if they do not want it. I really believe that these vehicles are not inspected as they claim. I know a neighbor who purchased a 430, the breaks were sweaking. H e put it on a lift there was less than a 1/16 remaining on all the pads. I would say buyer beware on the certified warranties. You are paying for the original warranty.
#13 of 54 Re: Purchase and Lease prices for a 2007?? [howard17]
Mar 19, 2007 (11:29 am)
I live in Los Angeles area and plan to purchase the 2007 SC430 (Pebble Beach edition) in the next couple weeks. I am a lousy negotiator. Would anyone share your purchase price, experience and recommend a Lexus dealer where you have purchased? I plan to offer 2% over invoice price. Would that work ???
Thanks for sharing.
#14 of 54 Re: Purchase and Lease prices for a 2007?? [howard17]
May 26, 2007 (7:25 am)
The Sc430's are not selling that well due the price of gas and customers hate the runflats. We have one dealer who has 15 in stock and has only sold 1 SC430 since March.